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3fcES3Kl IKE YftEKLY GAZET1E. S4TX8 07 ADTEEIUUO. On Krawe, oa iettJe2i....t One iqatn, on mooUw. ....... 1 One square, two month.... .... 3 One square, three mouths...... 3 Ooe squere, six month. 6 One aquere. od yr. .......... 9 V SO 00 00 60 00 00 IT. S. ITCH ELL and A. X ROGERS. D GtnenJ TwKon Motif. P T" UbrmJ cob tract mad (or larger a d verUaea en ta. T VOL, VIII. RALEIGH, N. C- SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1897. NO. 51. 531 nnirini 1 xlHd ITT J3l!ll JL 1L Hd UHBBB III III. Sills General, Local, But All of Some Importance. I WANTS A DISPENSARY. A Bill in the Senate to Instruct Sena ; tors and Representatives for Freti ; Silver. . " SENATE. Monday. At 4 o'clock the House aet. The hall was as clean as a pin iind the committee on microbes report ed that all had been killed. "JSOSJ ntioducech e--" r jVllouse-To ' amend the eleotion .law by imposing dnties now devolving j upon the clerk of the court upon the register of deeds. Abernethy To extend the Act for the relief of sheriffs and tax collectors to January 1, 1808. Dixon, of Cleveland To repeal sec tion 708, chapter 2G3, Acts 1891. Dayon To incorporate Robbinsvillo, , Graham county. Mr. Alexander, of Tyrell, offered the following resolution, -which was unani ' mously adopted: 'That when the Leg islature adjourns Tuesday it adjourn in honor of Gen. Robert E. Lee, as a fitting memorial to his life and charac ter. The testimony in the Mecklenburg contested election cases was filed. The elections committee was called to meet at once to take up the ca.se, Mr. Candler introduced a bill to pro- vide for payment of persons summoned as a special venire as other jurors are paid; also a bill to prevent public ' drunkenness. It provides that any per son found drunk on the public highway or at any public meeting shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than $10 or bo i imprisoned not less than 30 days or , both, and upon complaint before any 1 justice he shall issue a warrant of ar ' rest. Tuesday. Senate met at 11 o'clock, i Lieutenant-Governor Reynolds presid ing. After prayer by Rev. Mr. Daniel, the journal of Monday was read and ap proved. Eills and resolutions were introduced " as follows: Justice In regard to the probate ol wills. Wakefield To prohibit the sale of liquor near a church in Burke county. The lynching bill of Person, colored, was taken up and discussed, but was tabled. - Person, of Edgecombe, introduced a bill to establish another voting precinct in the above county. Clark, Populist, opposed the bill, and it lost on second readif g. -. : ' A resolution was adopted directing the doorkeeper to keep the Senate clock by standard time. The time having arrived for the eleo tion of a Senator, all other matters were dispensed with. Wednesday. Senate met at 11 o'clock, Lieutenant-Governor Reynolds presiding. After prayer by Rev. Mr. Babb the journal of Tuesday was read and approved. A few petitions were introduced, which are of very little im portance to the general public. Bills and resslutions were then intro duced and referred as follows: Justice Bill to repeal chapter 277, Laws of 180", relating to divorces; also to repeal chapter 117, Laws of 1895, re lating to sales by trustees and mort gages. Walker Bill relating to probates of wills. Smathers To amend chapter 277 of the laws of 189, in regard to divorces. Newsoine To amend chapter 317 of the laws of 1889, relating to bridges and public roads. Anthony To amend chapter 108, laws of 1889, relating to pensions. The calendar was then taken up and a few bills and resolutions were dis posed of: Bill to amend section 2784 of the Code. Passed second and third readings. Tho President then announced that the Senate would repair to the House of Representatives to voto for United States Senator. Thursday Senate met at 12 o'clock and the journal of Wednesday was read and approved. '. Mitchell, of Franklin introduced a Eetition asking for a dispensary law fcr louisburg and the township of Louis burg. After the reports of the standing com mittees, bills were jntroduced and re ferred as follows: A shburn Resolution to investigate the use of the several histories in North - Carolina public schools. Alexander To prevent the for feiture of goods sold on the installment plan. . McCaskey moved to have the reform atory bill for young criminals printed. Adopted. Clark By request bill in regard to catching fish in" Columbus county. "Also bill in regard to the trapping aud killing of deer in Columbus coun ty. Abell That our Senators and Repre ' sentatives in Congress be intructed to vote for the free and unlimited coinage of silver at 16 to 1. . . Butler To prevent discrimination m tv,o mirrencv n the countrv. The calendar was then taken up and the following bills and resolutions were disposed of: Bill to reconstruct committees in formally passed over. Bill for the relief of L. M. Morrison, - ox-sheriff of Cabarrus county. Passed $econd and third readings. Bill to pay J. M. Early's expenses as contesting Senator in 1895. Passed 6econd and third readings. Bill instructing Senators and Repre sentatives to vote for the free and un limited coinage of silver at 16 to 1. Mr. Grant moved to make this bill the spe cial order for Tuesday next at 12 o'clock. The motion of Mr. Grant was - adopted. Grant, by unanimous consent, intro duced a joint resolution that the presi dent of the Senate appoint five Sena tors and the speaker of the House ap point eight to consider the election law and the subject of county government. The bill passed second and third read in,r3. i'ruD ay. Senate met at 12 o'clock, Lieutenant Governor Reynolds presid- ing. Journal of Thursday wa3 read unci approved. . Bills of most import iuicc introduced and r cf.crroi vcro; Abell Bill to amond section 1337 of The Code, relating to depositions. Newsom Bill to abolish Hertford In ferior Court. Parker, of Alamance Bill to incor porate the Pinehurst Railroad Com pany. Moye To amend chapter 380, laws of 1889, relating to liens on canal com panies. Justice To incorporate the Levi Bank, of Rutherfordton. Mitchell To levy a special tax in Nash county. Rollins Bill to regulate the law in reg ard to the dissection of dead bodies. Early Bill to amend chapter 235, laws of 1895, relating to fisheries. The calendar was then taken up and the following bills and resolutions were disposed of: Grant r-Bill relating to tho meetings of committees, passed second and third readings. - - v - "-' Bill for the relief of N. T. Johnson, a one-legged Confederate soldier, allow ing him to peddle without license, pass ed second and third readings. Bill for the relief of J. L. Stewart, a one-legged Confederate veteran, allow ing him to peddle without license, also passed second and third readings. HOUSE. Monday. Senate met at 4 o'clock. Its committee on microbes reported them destroyed. Bills and resolutions were introduced as follows: Clark To prohibit the sale of liquor within 200 feet of any church in North Carolina; also to amend the act prohib iting hunting in Union county without the consent of land-owner. Person To amend the Code in re gard to mayors ae Jng as justices of the peace. Anderson For the relief of ex-Sheriff Grant, of Henderson. Smathers A resolution that the Sen ate at noon Tuesday gc into the election for Senator. The following bills and resolutions were disposed of: The resolution in regard to the elec tion of Senator adopted. Bill to prohibit the sale of concealed weapons was tabled. The bill to incorporate the Cabarrus Savings Bank was taken up. Grant thought the bill should go before a committee before action. Smathers said it had no unusual features and asked that it be passed. Mitchell said he agreed with Grant. After some dis cussion the bill was passed. A message came from the House con taining a resolution that when the Sen ate and House adjourn Tuesday they do so in honor of Gen. R. E. Lee. There was some discussion, as the elec tion of Senator was to be taken up at noon, but the resolution was finally adopted. TCE3D ay. House was opened with prayer by Rev. R. H. Whittaker. Tho day was, with the exception of inaugu ration day, the most interesting of the session thus far, and the galleries and lobbies were filled, owing to it being the day set apart- for the election of Senator. Bills were introduced as follows: Sutton To regulate the registration of grants of lands by the State. Lusk To regulate service of process in criminal actions; to protect game and song birds in this State; to protect political meetings from willful inter ruption and disturbance. McKenzie To exempt undertakers who are funeral directors from jury duty. Murphy For the protection of hotels and boarding house-keepers. Pinnix -To allow ex-Sheriff Kel ley, of Yadkin to collect arrears of taxes. Bill to allow Robeson county to levy a special tax passed third reading. A bill to put a man named Nail, of Buncombe, on the pension lists caused ome debate, but no action was taken on the bill. Wednesday. House met at 11 o'clock. Many bills were reported, among them, favorably, the bill to re peal the Act for aid to the State Fire men's Relief Association; also bill to punish public drunkenness, and bill to require seats to be provided for sales women in stores. Bills were introduced as follows: McKenzie To pay special venires in capital cases. Duffy To amend The Code regard ing appeals from assignments of widows year's support. Wemyss To designate the duties and fix the compensation of boards of county commissioners. Con'ley To incorporate tho Commer cial Bank of Marion. Harris, of Halifax To repeal the act requiring sworn statements of election expenses. Sutton, of New Hanover To allow active firemen at vilmington the amount of their city poll tax. Person, of Wayne, offered a resolu tion to prevent the sending of any com mittees to visit the penal and charitable institutions of tho State. It was,-on motion of McKenzie, referred .to the finance committee. A resolution was also introduced to pay $88 , to the per sons who in November impiled the election returns. A bill to provide for a stock law elec tion in two townships in Cumberland county was read, and then at noon the Senate entered, to hold a joint session and elect a Senator. Thursday House met at 11 o'clock. Many bills were introduced, nearly all of local importance. Among those worthy of mention are these: Hancock To amend tho charter "of Newbern. ' . Hare To make it a felony to steal any election bill or other official record of election. - White, of Alamance to protect birds in Randolph and Davidson. Hare (resolution) Instructing Sen ators and Representatives in Congress to work for the repeal of the tax on fruit brandy. McBryde To amend the Robtson county stock law. Ferguson To amend the divorce law, so if a man is in. jail his wife can re marry. The bill to allow clerk of Superior Court to appoint deputies who can pro bate wills, deeds, etc. , was takan up, applying to Columbus, Craven, Hen derson, Cabarrus. Buncombe, David son, Harnett, Stokes, Davie, Chatham, Dare, Surry, Robeson, Tyrrell, "Per son, Wilson, Richmond, Madison, Per quimans, ; Edgecombe, Randolph, Vance' Granville, Polk, Caswell, Hali fax. It was re-commmitted in order that a general bill might be prepared. Tho bill to resrulate appeals was appeals to the higher court the evidence siiXl lo scut up at tho request of cither party to the actions It does not appTy to magistrates' courts, city courts or mayors' courts. Bill to provide that guardians, ad ministrators and executors who misap propriate funds are liable to indictment for embezzlement was passed, after Mr. Lusk had explained it and stated that it was eminently just and greatly need ed. - Bill to protect furnishers of materjal or contractors, by amendiug the labor ers .lien, was discussed, but it went to the table. Bill was passed to allow Robeson county's commissioners to hire or farm out the chain gang, no females to be employed on the roads. It was shown that the public law forbade such em ployment of females. The bill to pay a per diem to persons summoned to court as a special venire in capital cases the. same as other ju rors was taken up and discussed, but was re-referred to the judiciary com mittee. The bill was passed exempting from jury duty undertakers. The bill to incorporate the Carolina Exchange Bank at Monroe was tabled. By leave Mr. Hancock introduced a bill to amend The Code as to the phar maceutical association. Friday. House met at 10 o'clock. A great many bills wero introduced, nearly all local in character. Among those of general interest were these: Wilson To change the time of hold ing courts in Gaston, Stanley and Mecklenburg counties. Petree To give deputy clerks of the Superior Court power to probate deeds andconveyances. Lawhon To protect cultivated grounds from the ravages of poultry, by making it a misdemeanor to allow poultry to go on or remain on such ground after one day's notice by its owner. Meares To pay registrars and judges of election SI. 50 each for services last election day and SI. 50 each to persons who carried election returns of election to the county seat; that not to apply to counties where such officers have al ready been paid. The bill making it a misdemeanor to wilfully disturb a political meeting came up on third reading, and after considerable talk on the bill pro and con, it was re-referred to the judiciary committee. The special order, bill to incorporate the Moore County & Western Railroad Company was taken up and discussed. After several amendments it was passed to its second reading by a vote of 82 to 2. Bill to allow register cf deeds to ap point register who can issue marriage licenses was tabled. Bill to reduce the pay of registers of deeds to 10 cents per sheet for recording election returns passed, as did a bill to incorporate Hamlet, aud a bill to allow Caldwell county to levy a special tax and build a jail. A bill to give hotel and boarding house keepers a lien u pon al! baggage of guests and power to sell the same within 30 days, provided the board is not paid, was taken up. Mr. Lusk said it was clearly unconstitutional, as" it violated the homestead law, that a hotel keeper had no right to seize property unless it was worth over $.r)QQ. The bill had a favorable committee report, but was tabled by a unanimous vote. The bill to reduce salaries cf clerks of the House from $o to 4 per day came up with a favorable report. Mr. Sutton, of New Hanover, moved to table. Lo6t, ayes 27, noes 71. : By unanimous consent Mr. Schulkcr introduced a bill to incorporate the town of Vineland, Columbus county. GEN. NUNEZ GETS OFF. No. True Bill Against the Prime Mover In Getting Out Cuban Expe ditions. Gen. Emilo Nunez, the prime mover in getting out all expeditions from this country to aid the Cubans in- their struggle for freedom, has no more to fear from the grand jury of the United States Court for the southern district of Florida, for the grand jury has re ported that it had failed to find a true bill against him. Gen. Nunez had been placed under bond in the sum of $1,000 by Commissioner Lagan last September on a charge of aiding in setting on foot the expedition alleged to have been carried out from the Jsew Jersey coast by the Steamer Laurada. Several negro men employed on the steamer were bought by the Spanish spies and testified against Gen. Nunez at the hearing before the commissioner, and it was on their testimony that he was held for the grand jury. The same negroes, with five others, appeared be fore the grand jury last -Saturday and gave their testimony. The jury was evidently not satisfied with this, for "no true bill" was the verdict. Georgia Judges Get Oil. The committee which has been in vestigating the conduct of Judges Sea born Reese and Joel Sweat has made its report. Judge Reese, who was eharged with being drunk on the bench, was exonerated. Tho committee re ported that there was no ground for the impeachment of either judge, but some of the members will express censure of Judge Sweat for conduct unbecoming a judge in his course toward Mrs. Crosby and Miss Bradley at Indian Springs. Appeal to the Kail road Commission. The recommendation of the reduction of rates on fertilizers in Georgia is viewed with alarm by railroad em ployes. It means a reduction in rail road earnings, and they fear as a result a reduction in working time and wages. To avoid such an unfortunate condi tion, the employes of the different lines of railroads in that State have prepared an address to the railroad commission, which will be accompanied by peti tions. Coast Fortification. Genr Craighill, chief of engineers, has just returned to Washington from an extensive tour of. inspection of for tifications and river and harbor works on the South Atlantic coast. The prin cipal points inspected were St. Augus tine, Miami, Key West, Tampa, and Charlpston, S. C, and Wilmington, N. C. Work is . going on vigorously at each of these "places, cither upon forti fications or rivers and harbors and sat isfactory' progress is noted generally. fl MAJORITY OF Oi. Pritchard Gets Eighty-Six Votes on First Ballot HE'S THE 'DADDY OF FUSION." Democrats Voted for Daughton and the Ibpullst8 for Cy Thompson. Pritchard Received 17 Pop. Votes. At Raleigh, N. C, Tuesday prompt ly at 12 o'clock Lieutenant Governor Reynolds rapped on his desk and an nounced the hour had arrived for the election of a Senator. .The -galleries and lobbies were filled, th excitement intense. Senator Smathers, of Haywood, arose and put in nomination Senator Pritch ard. He'said Pritchard was the "dad dy of fusion" and the Populists owed him their five Congressmen. - He ad mitted Pritchard was against free coin age, but said he thought Populists owed him their support- anyway as a debt of gratitude. He said the- Popu lists were present by Republican votes and they ought to vote for the Repub lican candidate, . . Pritchard's nomination was seconded by the negro Senator from Edgecombe, who said he wanted a colored man for Senator, but not ten negroes in North Carolina votod for Populists to come here except to vote for Pritchard. If the Populists voted against Pritchard they would never see Raleigh again ex cept on the map. Maxwell, of Duplin, for the Populists nominated Thompson, a man as honest as God's noonday sun. Absll, of Johnson, on behalf of the Democrats, nominated R. A. Dough ton, of Alleghenny. He referred to his ability and legislative experience and his earnest and sincere advocacy of free coinage. Wakefield, : of CaldwelL, (Populist) stated that five out of six of his con stituents were Republicans who favor co-operation. He seconded the nomi nation of Pritchard, and said it was selfishness gone to seed for Populists to expect the Senatorship in this con test Atwater, of Chatham, seconded the nomination of Thompson. He said the Populist party breathed breath into the dead carcass of the Republican party. The nominations having ' been con cluded the ballot was proceeded with as follows: Pritchard, 24; Thompson, 17; Dough ton, 7. Pritchard having failed to re ceive a majority there was no . eleo tion. ' ' Wednesday the two houses met in joint session to declare the result. The following Populist Senators Vot ed for . Pritchard: Baker. Cameron, Early, Newcome, Odum and Wake field, r The following is the vote in the Sen ate: Pritchard, 62; Thompson, 24; Doughton. 27. Pritchurd, therefore, received eighty-six votes, a majority of one. In the House, at noon, Representa tive Luck, of Buncombe, placed Sena tor Pritchard in nominetion in an eulo gistic speech. He said he never re gretted having voted for Marion But ler and that he was a worthy Sena tor. Representative Schulken nominated Dr. Cy Thompson. He invited all Democrats to come to the support of him. Parker, of Perquimans, who was hardly able to stand, seconded the nomination of Pritchard. When he nominated Pritchard and stated he was the choice of the Populists of- Eastern North Carolina, the applause was deaf ening and lasted several seconds. Par ker is a bolting Populist. Dr. Dixon, of Cleveland, nominated Lieutenant-Governor Rufus A. Dough on on behalf of the Democrats in a magnificent speech. He stated that the Democrats had tried to effect a union of all the silver legislators, but the Populists had passed the offer by un heeded. The voting in the House was about as expected. Brower voted for Pritchard, but almost inaudibly. Bryan, of Chat ham; and all the other bolting Populists save Fagan voted for Pritchard. Those who did not vote were Cox, Dockery, Jones, of Alleghany, Pnrgorson, Rey nolds and Umstead. ' Brown explained his vote. He said that he recognized the pledge mada two years ago by the Populists and there fore voted for Pritchaxd. Claude Dockery asked to be excused from voting. lie stated that under certain conditions he could not vote for Pritchard and that those conditions had developed. 1 The vote in the House was Pritchard, 02; Doughton, 27; Thompson, 24. Pritchard men are jubilant. Con gressman Pearson said: . "Not a man disappointed us. Every one voted as we expected.". v i ' ' Cheered Cuba Wbre. At Charleston, S. C, Monday, an au dience of 2,000 to ?,500 people filled the Academy of Music to listen to the elo quent speeches expressing. sympathy for Cuba and demanding the recogni tion of the insurgents and to cheer Cuban .Libre, 'llie auaience was a most sympathetic and responsive one and the pent-up enthusiasm frequently burst forth in cheers which made the rafters of the picturesque old building vibrate. Collector of Customs. The President Monday sent to the Senate the nomination of Thomas D. Bynum, of North Carolina, to be col lector of customs for the District of Al- bermarle, N. C. - Great Fire and Explosion. At Mobile, Ala. , the planing mill of the Dixie Mill company was burned. During the progress of the fire sparks from the mill set fire to the city maga zine, and a tremendous explosion. which broke glass in many houses in the northern part of the city and as far out as the convent in bummerville. about nine miles from the scene of the explosion. At the time of the explo sion there were o,000 pounds of powder and 300 pounds of dynamite stored in the magazine. Two wero killed. WHITES TO .GOVERNORS. Comptroller Eckles Wants Them to Recommend Changes In Legislation to Secure Dank Statistics. James H. Eckles, Comptroller of the Treasury, has Bent a letter to the Gov ernors of all the States asking them to recommend legislation to secure uni formity in the collection of banking sta tistics in the different States. The revised statutes authorize the Comptroller to make a statement in his annual report exhibiting the resources and liabilities of banks and banking companies and savings banks, organ ized tinder the laws of the several States and Territories. There is no other oflker in the United States charged by law with the duty of collecting and pub lishing banking statistics. It is neces sary therefore for the Comptroller to have the required information. At present a number of the States make no provisions for the submission of reports from banks and bankers to any officer of State. In North Carolina the statistics of banks and banking are collected by the State Treasurer, who requires each bank to publish regularly a full state ment of its resources and liabilities. The statistics are therefore easily available. COXEY'S LATEST. He Plans Slass-Meetlngs for February !22d. The most important feature of the conference of the leaders in the Com monweal conference, which was held in St. Louis, Mo., is a resolution of Gen eral Jacob S. Coxey, calling for a sec ond assembling of . the unemployed workingmen all over the country for the purpose of making such a demohstra- tration as shall appeal to the legislative branches, not only of Congress, but of every State, in the hope of inducing legislation that will ameliorate the pres ent condition of the workingman. In short, General Coxey 's resolution' is a years ago, which resulted in the famous marcn of the Commonweal army to Washington. This resolution, which is destined to become as famous as Coxey's first proc lamation, calls upon the unemployed workingmen of every city and hamlet in the United States to assemble in the public square or other public places on February 25. Washington's birthday, in open mass-meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to demonstrate in the most practical manner the extent of distress and destitution prevailing throughout the country by reason of the scarcity of work. WILL WIPE OUT ARMENIANS. An American Gives Ills Idea of Their Future. ; -W. William Howard, who went to Turkey in lh3rinterest ot i'fce-Araaenian , rescue f und, arrived in New York on the St Louis Saturday. He states that he sent 12,000 Armenians to Russia, Bulgaria end Egypt while abroad. "England and the United States have contributed nobly to the relief of the Armenians," he said, "but neither France nor Germany has yet contri buted." Mr. Howard thinks that after all, the European powers will not interfere, and that the Armenians, goaded to despera tion, will uprise and commit some overt act, and suffer extermination as a con sequence. This Year's Elections. There will be only five gubernatorial elections in the United States this year. Rhode Island leads the way on April 7, and on the 2d of November will be fol lowed by Iowa, Massachusetts, Ohio and Virginia. The gubernatorial term in Rhode Island and Massachusetts is one year in length, in Iowa and Ohio two years, and in Virginia four years. New York would have chosen a gover nor in 1897 if the old constitution had been retained, but under the new . in strument the gubernatorial term is shortened from three to two years, Gov. Morton, who was elected in 1894, being the first executive to fill the office for the briefer period. Private Donations. The aggregate amount of money giv en by private individuals to American educational and religious institutions, to charities, libraries, hospitals, mu seums, etc. , during 1896, as collated by the Chicago Tribune, was $33,670,120. This shows a gain of $4,000,000 over 1895 and S13,000,000 over 1894. It is a wonderful showing and it only tells a small part of the whole story of the giv ing of the year; for it takes no account of gifts less than $1,000, Colleges re ceived one-half of the whole sum, or $16,000,000, and the charities came next, receiving $10,10),000. Woman Frightened to Death. Whitecaps placed an unsigned note on R. A. Parker's porch in Pitt countyj North Carolina, telling him if he did not leave the county in thirty days he would be killed. His wife found the note. She went into spasms and died in a few hours. Parker had convicted one Walston for killing his hog and hauling it away. The authorities are laying to discover the anonymous let ter writer. Worried Over Ugly Pictures. The Ohio Legislature is to consider a bill to prohibit the promiscuous dis tributions by patent medicine venders of pamphlets and bills describing symp toms of disease. There are cases of well persons having worried themselves into a decline over fancied symptoms, and people of weak nerves are no doubt much worried by Beeing these ugly pictures and uglier descriptions of disease. Heavy Snow Storms. Heavy snow storms prevail through out Great Britain and show no signs of abatement In Scotland tho snow cov ers the ground to an average depth of two feet Thero has been heavy loss of farm stock in Scotland and Northern England as a result of the storm and the severity of the weather. The blizzards in the West and North west have been severe, and at this writ- l'ni. 4l-tA aTiacni'ra rrA i ta fiflll rTk T?oil. ! roads are blockaded by snow and there i is great suffering. Reports say the J present winter breaks all records fpi heavy snow falls. n Miflll BUDGET A Column Devoted Exclusively to the Race. NEGRO BUSINESS ASSOCIATION. AfrO'Americans Hold the Fort Tho National Crib Going to Peices Other Notes. An Afro-American Financial Accum ulating Merchandise and Business As sociation was organized in .Pittsburg, Pa. , June 22nd,' 1896, for the purpose of accumulating money to establish business among the race. This asso ciation promises to build three 'large buildings, not to cost less than $40,000 each. In these are to be carried on all kind of merchandise, and our young men and women will be thus employed. Its object is to accumulate $o00,000, which is to be divided into shares of $52 each, and any person can purchase one or more shares for 10 cents each, lor which the association gives the pur chaser a membership certificate. This certficate entitles the person to any em ployment which the association may need; also when the holder of tho cer tificate has paid in $52, his or her cer tificate will be endorsed as a paid up certificate; and the holder will cease to ray any further dues; and on this cer tificate he or she draws annual divi dends of all monies over the current expenses, and when the husband die3 the wife receives the same: when the wife dies the children tako up the same (I 1. . ? i ceruncaie ana receive tne same divi dend as long as one of them is living. Single persons holding certificates re ceive the same privilege, and when they die, whoever they designate will take up their certificate and receive the same dividend. Already $35,000 worth of stock has been taken. The association has two coal -yards running, four teams and 14 persons employed now. It will open a brick yard and stone quary in Eaht Liberty this spring and employ 125 men and 40 teams. It will open coal yards next fall in Al'.eghana, Braddock and McKeesport, Pa. Men, women, boys and girls are asked to take shares. You pay 10 cents for a share, then 10 cents a week. After two years you can, if you wish, draw your money out of the association. You can also bor row money out of the association. Rev. J. II. Thomson, of 38 Arthur street Pittsburg, Pa., is the President and general manager. The Afro-Americans will watch the workings of this associa tion and if it proves a success, similar associations will be likely be establish ed in other soct ion of the country. Star of Zion. Afro-Americans Hold tho Fort. " A crreater than the silver question now stirs Salt Lake City. Shall the 24th U. S. Infantry of colored . men bo permitted to occupy Fort Douglass in place of some white regiment? The lbth Infantry has been ordered else where. Its officers were white and charming. They and their families mixed in the best society of Salt Lake City, and had become a considerable part of the social life and activities of the town. And now Negroes bold the Fort Society is up in arms and Sena tor Cannon has been posted off lo Washington to persuade Secretary Lamont to take away his "niggers, and pat some other white regiment there, if the dear ICth must go. But Lamont says that it is too near March 4th for him to raise the issue about his ears. Once more it maybe remarked that Mason & Dixon's line does not bound the limits of caste prejudice The Natnal Crib. The army of cworcd men who are anxious to be assigned a place at the national crib when. President McKin ley takes the reins of government is growing amazingly largo. Lvery lei low who made a speech at tho cross roads or wrote an article for publica tion during the campaign expects a place. And all the men who 100 or less years ago won notoriety because recon struction made it possible for them to be elected in States which they today five a very wide berth, are now, as they ave been for years, hungry for a job. They seem to be like an old man at a camp meeting who exclaimed: "Let the good Lord call when He will, I ex pect to die in harness. " It would be more praiseworthy if come of these gentlemen would Btart out to try to do something practical in a business way for tho people upon whose name they have traded bo long. Philadelphia Tribune - Going to Pieces. The Afro-American League of Cv!i fornia, the strongest surviving organi zation of the league kind, is about to go to pieces upon the rock of political and sculduggery. State President, T B Morton, it is alleged, has been selling out the league to everybody inclined to bny, and the colored men of California who have made the organization a strong one. are thoroughly disgusted with the outcome. It is to bo hoped that this discouraging state of affairs can bo remedied by the removal of the guilty head and the substitution of a man of more honor and ler.s financial need; but the usual result of such con ditions indnces the fear that the Afro American League of California has reached its greatest crisis. The Ele vator. The appointment of Miss Albreta Moore to a place a deputy collector in the South Town (Chicago) office was a "home run" h't for tho Third Ward Republican Qua of tho Windy City. Cleveland Gazette. T. T. Allain, a bright colored Re publican, who was a member of the Louisiana legislature years a;ro, and since then has been a factor in the poli tics of Illinois, will seek the iositiou of fourth auditor of the Treasury. San Francisco Elevator. . . ":From a copy t! the Pretoria Trcnn we learn that Mr. Orpheus McAdoo's Ju bilee Singers are meeting with consid erable success in the South African Be lublic. In an interview Mr. McAdoo announced his intention of returning to the United States to eecure ccme new artists, leaving his present company in charee of his wifo.;--Nv Yj Age, FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. The Proceedings Hrlcfly Told Frost Day to Day. SENATE. Tuesday The Nicaragua bill was nndar consideration in the Senate today for two hours. Turpie, (I)em.) of In diana, denounced the bill. Mr. Hill, (Dem.) of New York, spoke for an hour and a half on a joint resolution relating to the electric sub-ways in the Distria of Columbia. I ho matter went over without action. Monday next was fixed upon as the day for the delivery of eulogies upon the late Speaker Criep. Wednesday, The Senate parsed the custom house bill for tho erection of a new custom house at New York at a cost not exceeding five miir.ou dollars. They are still hammering at the Pacific railroad matter. As.ttkthe lines be tween Venezuela and British Guinea, it was referred to the committee on for eign affairs. Turpie (Dcm.), of Jn diana, continued 'bis onslaught on the Nicaragua canal bill. The legislative appropriation bill was passed. Thursday An unsuccessful attempt was made by Mr. Hill, backed by Mr. Chandler, to have a bill considered aud passed fixing tho teim of all postmas ters at four years. Mr. Hale. (Rep.) of Maine, objected and tho bill was not taken up. Turpie bocan his third day's argument againrt the Nica raugan canal bill. Mr. M organ, (Dem.) of Alabama, wanted a day hd for tho final vote, but objection was made by Turpie and Vilas. Finally, a vote of yeas and nays showed au abf enco of a quorum, so the Senate adjourned until Friday. Friday. Tho recognition of Cuba was brought up by Mr. Turpie (Dem ), of Indiana, saying lie would call up Cameron's resolution Monday and ad dress the Senate on tho subject Tho arbitration treaty was discussed at some length, but was finally declared out of order, nnd the matter was dropped. The Nicaraguan bill wa taken up npraij. Natcruay. Tho Senate devoted it f elf to the bushier of clearing the cal endar of pension bills and of other bills to which no objection vrai offered. Of tho former a'l wc-ro i aEed without a ringlo exception. There wero 104 of them and it xcqiicd only V minutos to dis)oso of them. Of tho latter class of bills there were somo 10 pasrc.1. Among the above appropriations was a bill to build a lighthouse at the pitch of tho Cape Fear river near Wilmington, N. C, to cost 87,000; S100.000 additional for the publio building at Norfolk, Ya. lIoljSE. Moxdat. The House ppent the day in consideration of miscellaneous mat ters, business of the Dihtrict of Colum bia occupying the greater portion of tho session. Tho bill amending the patent laws along the lines proposed by the Amcricrn Bar Association to give to the United States the benefit of devices patented by naval oflioers was passed. Tcesday. Tho House ppent tho whole of the day's ressiou in committee of tho whi)l. ;j-.u"V :ig private pen sion bills. Favorable action wan tuLea upon fifty-two of them, one being the Senate bill to increaso to $100 a month the pension of Major General Julius 1L Btahl. Wednesday. The House taken up the contested election case of Jacob Yost vs. II. St. George Tucker, from, the tenth district of Virginia for tho possession of a scat in tho Fifty-fourth Congress, and a majority cf tho com mittee was in favor f-f Tucker. A partial agreement of the conferees on the army appropriation bill was reported and agreed to, .the House insisting upon further disagreement to the Senate amendments still in dispute Bills wero passed authorizing lh construction of bridges across the Cum berland and Tennessee rivers in Ken tucky; authorizing the Secretary of War to grant certificates showing tho service of telegraphers in -t ic war for the union. Thursday Today after members of the House, including lifty-thrco Re publicans, had voted in accordance with tho recommendation of tho ma jority of tho committee on elections that Mr. Tucker was entitled to retain his seat as a member of tho Fifty-fourth Congress from the tenth Virginia dis trict, which was contested by Air. lost, (Dep.) two hours were 6pent in making the voto effectivo and finally settling the matter. Friday. Tod ay was private bill day in the House, and tho only work of public interest done was tho passing of the Texas judicial district bills over tho veto. n Haste Wastes Time. A gentleman who Lad an Impediment In his speech was dining in a restau rant, and was being served a great favor by tho proprietor of the estate llshmcnt This man was n bustlings nervous person, with an exaggerated opinion of the value of his time. Soup was serve. The guest waited a moment and at the first opportunity, began to say to the restauraut-kecpen k "I c-c-c-an't e-c-c-ea " "Well, what U It, tr?" asked tho restaurant-keeper, Impatiently. ( "I c-c-an't eat my oup- -" The man snatched up tho pbto of soup and waa off after another, which In duo time he brought; but again tho guest began to murmur: T c-c-c-an't cat ray soup ' 'Well, pray," asked the restaurant keeper, "what may bo the matter witU this soup, that you wo unable to cat nr T c-c-c-can't ea-ca-eat my soup, I t-t-tcll you," answered the guest,' "vr-vv-vrltliou-ou-out a ep-p-p-poin ta eat It wlthi" Then the rcsta:irnr.t-k(eper coropTe-l ht nded that ho would Laro eared time and temper If ho hid waited for hi tainm?ring guest to linUh his icax tcucc. Olympian Games Will Do Repeated.' Tho Greek government will introduco In the Legislative Assembly during the' coming session a bill providing for tho holding of Olympic games in iio Sta dlon every four years. If this bill In comes n law It will assure tho repeti tion of the games which so many were interested In this year. M. O. Avaroff, the wealthy Greek merchant, who In part restored the Etadlon for lha games this year, has written to t!w' Crown Prince of Greece, orirfrli- &00.0C0 drachms s (about ?C00.C0C) lo-, jvajda It rccoatxvtloa,! cyuWo. J